Meet Some Of Our Staff

LITTLE SCHOLARS 1

Ms. Lina
HEAD TEACHER
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My name is Lina; I am currently a head teacher in the Pre-K classroom. I graduated from Touro College with a Master’s degree in early childhood education and I hold a certificate in early childhood education birth-2nd grade. My decision to become a teacher originates from natural calling, strengthened by an innate talent to inspire children to succeed and learn effectively. I enjoy every aspect of teaching, guiding children to develop their natural abilities and prepare them for the future. I enjoy traveling, painting, and writing, and I like to infuse my creativity in the classroom, to nurture the love of learning in children. I believe that education should fun, innovative, and engaging.

Ms. Camille
Teacher
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My name is Camille. I have a lot of experience working with children, in their own special way. I enjoy seeing them grow and develop their own personalities. When you spend your day with children, there is never a dull moment. I’ll trade all those years of sitting behind a desk for sitting on the floor with a group of toddlers reading or singing any day. I love looking at the world through their eyes. Everything is exciting and new to a two-year-old.

Ms. Natia
TEACHER’S ASSISTANT
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My name is Natia, my students and close friends call me Natali. I am currently an assistant teacher in the Pre-K classroom, and I thoroughly enjoy everything related to taking care of children. I was born and raised in Georgia (the country, not the state), and I speak three languages: Georgian, Russian, and English. It warms my heart to see a child smile, or to hear a child share their thoughts and ideas with me. Every day spent with my students provides me with happiness and enthusiasm.

LITTLE SCHOLARS 2

Ms. Arjola
Teacher’s Assistant
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My name is Arjola. I’m from Albania and I live in Brooklyn. There are many things I like to do, see, and experience. I love my job because taking care of kids makes life worth living. I feel very happy when I see their smiling faces. I want to see how they grow every day, how they learn different things step by step, how they play together and work in groups. Working with kids is one of the most important things in my life.

Ms. Dawn
Teacher
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My name is Dawn, and I was born and raised in Brooklyn. I have been a teacher for 17 years and I have been with Little Scholars as the head teacher for the toddler room for three years. My goal as a teacher is to give children a great foundation to springboard their future education.

Ms. Viktoria
TEACHER’S ASSISTANT
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My name is Viktoria, and my students love to call me Vika. I knew I wanted to work with children since I was 12 years old, when I used to babysit my younger cousins. I love to see my students happy and to see them smile when they discover something new and exciting.

Ms. Bronya
Teacher
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My name is Bronya, I was born in the Ukraine, and I have been working as a teacher for children ages 3–7 since 1970. At Little Scholars I am a teacher in our toddler classroom. I decided to become a teacher because I felt I had the skills and the patience to guide children toward fulfilling their fullest potential and helping them make the right choices once they enter school.

Ms. Larisa
Teacher’s Assistant
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My name is Larisa, I’m currently the assistant teacher in a toddler classroom at Little Scholars. I have 15 years experience working with children from infants to 4 years old. I speak three languages: Ukrainian, Russian, and English.

LITTLE SCHOLARS 3

Ms. Khosid
Head Teacher
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My name is Nina Khosid. I am the Educational Director of Wave Childcare/ Little Scholars Childcare Center III. I hold a BA in Early Childhood Education, Dual Master’s Degree and Certification (Licence) in Early Childhood and Special Education. Children have been a part of my life since 1975 when I got my first job as a preschool teacher.Then I served as an toddler/preschool teacher,Educational director,Special Education Itinerant Teacher. I worked with kids with special needs,who really needs love and help. I have been trained in ABA and Floor Time Therapy. I have been in Early Childhood Education for over fourty years and throughly believe that preschool is an essential step to building the foundation of a child’s future. I always remember “Tell me and I forget.Teach me and I remember.Involve me and I Learn”-Benjamin Franklin. My philosophy of education for young children has been influenced by the theoories and principles of child development and education pioneers such as Piaget,Vygotsky.I believe that young children learn and grow through experiencing the word around them.Their senses play an important role in how they get information,process that information and construct knowledge about their world. I always keep in mind Albert Einstein’s words “Play is the highest form of research”. Through both structured and spontaneous play experiences,young children develop skills and understand concepts related to all areas of development. Developing the “ whole” child means for me not just adressing academic growth but physical,emotional and social growth as well.I believe that children need experiences that allow them to test out their skills and apply their knowledge in practical and meaningful ways.Learning during early years of life is not a race for information;it is rather a walk of discovery. Parents are always welcomed as we are partners in caring for our children.I invite parents to share ideas,give feedback and get involved through volunteerism and participation in school events.

Ms. Rakhmanova
Teacher
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My name is Aziza Rakhmanova. I am from Uzbekistan. I moved to United States in 2006. Since that year I began my education to get higher knowledge and be professional at what I wanted to be. I graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School with Advanced Diploma. From 2010 untill 2015 I went to Brooklyn College. I received my Bachelor Degree with two majors – Speech Pathology and Children/Youth Studies. I didn’t stop at that point, I wanted to get higher knowledge at teaching and helping children to get education. This year I graduated Touro College (School of Education) with Master Degree in Early Childhood and Special Education. This is my second year of working with kids. Every child is unique, and we, the teachers, should find a way to help them to develop their own personalities, talents and abilities. I prefer Maria Montessori’s method of teaching, which is children learn through play. I believe kids learn things when they enjoy doing it. And I really saw it when I started working with my students. I am married and have a child. I love my family and always there to take care of them. Me and my husband always support each other. We love raising our son and giving him love, warmth and joy as much as we can. Every weekend we try to take him out to show new places to get new experience. My students are my second family, with whom I spend many hours a week. I want them to have a bright future, that’s I have to give them a strong foundation.

Ms. Sholonov
Teacher
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My name is Tamara Sholonov, I’m a teacher and a proud mom of 2 kids. I moved to U.S form Israel in 2003 and I speak English, Russian and Hebrew. I earned my Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood and I worked with children for the past 3 years, I felt I have the patience to show them the right way. The teacher should be an excellent example of high values and be a worthy role model for children. My goal as a teacher is to give children a great education and I believe that in providing a variety of learning there should be social interaction, cooperative learning, hands-on experiences, and real-life applications. My final thought comes from Harry Wong who said, “ The single greatest achievement is not race, it is not poverty- it is the effectiveness of the teacher.”

Ms. Marina
Teacher’s Assistant
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My name is Marina and I from Latvia. I have 2 beautiful kids. I love babies since my childhood and this love has preserved so far. I’m happy working with infants, the most joyful thing in this hard work is seeing the first meaningful smile, the first step and wide open arms lifted to you. I like to teach them crawl and eat with a spoon, just to love and take care of them. And a sad part is when they move to the older group and at the same time rejoice how much you taught them in such a short time. It’s nice to hear words of gratitude from their parents for my love and care invested in their children.

Ms. Roksolana
Teacher
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My name is Roksolana, I was born in Ukraine but I lived most of my time in Italy. My job is receptionist and I believe my role is to be the first impression of the Day Care and to provide a warm and inviting experience for parents, visitors, and my fellow employees as they enter and exit the building. I hope to make a positive and lasting first impression that elicits a good memory of our Little Scholars Center 3. It’s rewarding seeing children talk and walk for a first time, it makes me nostalgic and emotional remembering my own child. I see coming and living kids everyday, it’s pleasant to hear when they say “hi” and “bye” with the smile on their faces. It’s heart warming to see when they meet their parents with wide open arms, it’s pure love.

Ms. Elena
Teacher’s Assistant
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My name is Elena. In Russia I accomplish Pedagogy Institute and I worked as a teacher. I like signing and playing Piano. I believe that life is all about gaining knowledge and sharing what we have learned with others. I feel that education is a lifelong process and the building blocks of learning are developed in the early stages of life. I believe that early childhood educators have one of the most important jobs that exist because they are preparing children for the world of learning.Kids are our future and I genuinely know that a quality education is when all students are successful and make progress no matter what level they are on.

Ms. Nataliya
Teacher
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My name is Nataliya and originally I am from Ukraine. I always dreamed of becoming a teacher that’s why I got my degree at the Pedagogy Institute in Childhood Education major. When I came to the USA I couldn’t believe I would be able to make my dream come true. I love working with kids, give them love and care they deserve.It’s rewarding when they gain new knowledge and skills.

Ms. Iuliia
Teacher
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My name is Iuliia. I am 38 years old. I’m a friendly, caring, supportive and positive person.I enjoy doing various activities with children, see them happy makes me smile. My mane goal in life is to ensure young children are supported and encouraged to achieve their full potential.

Ms. Vicky
Teacher
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My name is Vicky and I was born in Greece. I studied early childhood education and I am half way for my masters in Tesol. I also studied and worked as an actor and theater director. I have lived in three countries and I speak English and Greek. Working with children is a difficult job but rewarding at the same time. Children understand how much you love and care about them and they show their love to you. I get a great satisfaction teaching children, watch them grow and it’s also exciting to do projects with them and teach them songs and games.

Ms. Halyna
Teacher’s Assistant
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My name is Halyna. I am an assistant teacher. I grew up in a big family, so I used to babysit my younger sisters and I’m a mother of two amazing boys. Since my childhood my dream was to work with kids. My dream came true. I love to play, dance, teach, learn, discover new things with them. I enjoy every minute I spend with my two year old kids. These toddlers give energy and happiness.

Ms. Ellada
Teacher
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My name is Ellada and I have a Masters degree in Special Education. I grew up in Brooklyn and love working with children. I have been working with children privately for over 10 years. Its really rewarding to see a child smile because they learned something new. Growing up I didn’t always have the best teachers which is why I wanted to become a teacher and help kids.

Ms. Maka
Teacher’s Assistant
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My name is Maka, I am from Georgia. My friends characterize me like a very friendly and warm person. Children’s love inspire me to work with them. Certainly this could be very hard sometimes and it’s a lot of responsibility, but their smile, development, first step, first word, their happy faces worth everything.

Ms. Mia
Teacher’s Assistant
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My name is Mia and I totally enjoy working with children. That’s how I decided to become an assistant teacher. I just loved the thought of waking up and knowing today I am going to see them learn, help them learn and see them achieve and solve problems. I love dance with them and read stories. This creative and positive classroom atmosphere makes my heart warm.

Ms. Lyudmila
Teacher’s Assistant
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My name is Lyudmila, I’m from Ukraine. I am a caring person who loves being around kids. I have previous experience in babysitting and every day is different from another. I’m a person who listens and responds well to parents. I love learning about each child’s individual strengths and weakness. I’m very organized and disciplined person and I think It takes big heart to teach little minds. My goals are to inspire children in all aspects of their lives and be a role model as good as their parents.

Ms. Mariya
Teacher’s Assistant
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My name is Mariya. I am honest, friendly, and reliable person. I enjoy reading, cooking, and spending time with my family. Working with children has many facets, it can be challenging, it can be tricky, but most of all it is fun, rewarding, and inspiring.

Ms. Tanya
Teacher’s Assistant
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My name is Tanya. Originally I am from Ukraine. In Ukraine I completed my degree at the College of Arts. I really love drawing and it is really cool that I can use my skills at my job. I like to draw the kids favorite characters and make their day happy. It feels really amazing when you see these smiling little faces throughout the day.

Ms. Cilem
Teacher
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My name is Cilem. I am a teacher and mom of two kids. It has been more than 4 years that l and my family moved here, to the U.S.A. I earned my Bachelor Degree in Foreign Language Teaching (German and English). I can speak Turkish, English, German, and I have started learning Russian thanks to my colleagues. I am graduated from a five-year College. During my years in College, l was also working as a dance trainer. I worked as a foreign language teacher and dance trainer for more than seven years. I had experiences both Preks and K12s. Now l am doing my master degree in Early Childhood Education at Brooklyn College.

Besides these academic information, l do have a lot to say about my teaching passion. First of all I want to be an Early Childhood Education teacher because I want to make a difference in children’s’ lives, especially, children who need extra attention and help. I want to be one of the people who give these children the love, care, help and attention they deserve. My dream is exactly make a difference in the life of a child as l do for my kids. I know it takes devotion to be a teacher and being an early childhood education teacher wants extra self-sacrifice. A teacher must be human love. These loving teachers are achieving success at every level of applause. I always say that a teacher should also be able to empathize with the family and show that he can first give the child a skill. Communication with the family and the child should be strong, the family should be the model, the application should be provided, and the family should appreciate in every circumstance. However, the desired goal can be achieved in this way. That is why l always ask parents to cooperate to reach our goals easier and earlier… Let’s build a great future together with our little promising shining stars…

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